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      Thiago Alcantara Player Thread

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      heimdall
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      Reply #275: Jan 13, 2021 08:31:02 am
      Never. We've turned potential into good players. Good into great. And great into world class before.

      He is our first ever signing that is ready made world class when he arrived.

      Are we excluding the re-signing of players?

      Rush, cough cough! ;-)
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      Reply #276: Jan 14, 2021 11:31:24 am
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      Reply #277: Jan 14, 2021 11:32:46 am
      This lad will create chance after chance for our front against United..
      we should just go on the attack from off..
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      Reply #278: Jan 14, 2021 11:42:24 am
      This lad will create chance after chance for our front against United..
      we should just go on the attack from off..

      aye, my team selection has hendo sitting so we can do just that and through this fella. F**k the sliw build up let him pass through quick ball to our front 3
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      Reply #279: Jan 19, 2021 10:21:44 pm
      Wtf are Didi and Barnsey going on about that he's not a goof fit for Liverpool??
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      Reply #280: Jan 24, 2021 01:56:58 pm
      Fantastic player. Sadly enough, there's always something in the way since he signed. After finally coming back form injury, he now has to play so deep (as a CDM) because Hendo is either playing CB or was completely out (last game). He still dictates the play but we really need him as close to the opposition's box as we can have him now. 
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      Reply #281: Jan 24, 2021 11:06:49 pm
      He has to cut those stupid free kicks out and those yellow cards.
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      Reply #282: Jan 25, 2021 01:48:51 pm
      He has to cut those stupid free kicks out and those yellow cards.

      He's just trying a bit too hard at the moment, perhaps also a bit frustrated with how the team is playing, he'll become an immense player for us. Its young Curtis I'm more worried about, I just don't understand his role, he's too passive to be an AM and not good enough defensively to play DM.
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      Reply #283: Jan 25, 2021 03:21:33 pm
      Different league different tactics.
      His Bayern Munich forwards always had gobs of space in the box. Dealing with 11 defenders in the box in the PL is a completely different challenge
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      Reply #284: Jan 25, 2021 04:17:47 pm
      He has to cut those stupid free kicks out and those yellow cards.

      Don't mind them tbh breaks up play at times Fernandinho and Mctominay at it all the time
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      Reply #285: Jan 25, 2021 09:50:42 pm
      Don't mind them tbh breaks up play at times Fernandinho and Mctominay at it all the time

      Don't like giving any FK's away mate especially ones near or around our box.
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      Reply #286: Jan 25, 2021 09:59:06 pm
      Don't like giving any FK's away mate especially ones near or around our box.

      Know what you mean especially  around the box but sometimes needed to break play up or stop counter threat and at least he tries to tackle which some clearly don't pulling out of challenges
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      Reply #287: Jan 25, 2021 10:03:24 pm
      I hear ya. Am sure he will settle it down once he really gets used to the League and has Fab and Hendo around him in midfield. He just needs to watch getting those early cards, seems every tackle we make these days in punished, whereas every other team can rip our shirts off almost and get away with it.
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      Reply #288: Jan 26, 2021 04:28:39 am
      Different league different tactics.
      His Bayern Munich forwards always had gobs of space in the box. Dealing with 11 defenders in the box in the PL is a completely different challenge
      I don't really see where he faulted. The only thing I can say is maybe sometimes he waits a tiny bit too much before dispatching a pass and got caught a couple of times because of it but other than that I dont see it.

      He has been thrown into a CDM role he wasn't brought here to do. I mean he surely can play it but we all know he is a force on the ball and not off it. I can see him in a double pivot in a 4-2-3-1 like at Bayern or either sides of the CDM in our system but because of the circumstances he is playing a very deep CDM role that, in my opinion, is keeping him far from where he can be effective which is around the box.

      The couple of seconds he spends around the box here and there he creates something either with a clever pass that leads to a chance or by another clever pass that brings the move much closer to completion.

      I think the whole team (including him) is suffering from so many people not playing where they should. Type of stuff that takes its tole after a while. We a direly missing Fabinho and Hendo in that midfield around him and it does him no justice at all.
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      Reply #289: Jan 26, 2021 05:33:24 pm
      He makes the game slower and plays very horizontal, not much creativity or gravity towards the goal. Not so good. But give him some time and Klopp some time to teach him. He has the skills, so it should only be a thing of 2-3 weeks now where he gets serious game time.
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      Reply #290: Jan 26, 2021 06:23:44 pm
      He makes the game slower and plays very horizontal, not much creativity or gravity towards the goal. Not so good. But give him some time and Klopp some time to teach him. He has the skills, so it should only be a thing of 2-3 weeks now where he gets serious game time.

      Absolute nonsense.
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      Reply #291: Jan 26, 2021 06:25:34 pm
      He makes the game slower and plays very horizontal, not much creativity or gravity towards the goal. Not so good. But give him some time and Klopp some time to teach him. He has the skills, so it should only be a thing of 2-3 weeks now where he gets serious game time.

      Sorry but that's crap, he's having to play very deep at the moment, so can't be very creative, but some of his passing is beautiful.
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      Reply #292: Jan 26, 2021 09:31:45 pm
      He makes the game slower and plays very horizontal, not much creativity or gravity towards the goal. Not so good. But give him some time and Klopp some time to teach him. He has the skills, so it should only be a thing of 2-3 weeks now where he gets serious game time.

      He is what you should describe as proper footballer, simple pass and move, rather than pass and stand like a statue admiring.
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      Reply #293: Jan 26, 2021 09:35:41 pm
      He makes the game slower and plays very horizontal, not much creativity or gravity towards the goal. Not so good. But give him some time and Klopp some time to teach him. He has the skills, so it should only be a thing of 2-3 weeks now where he gets serious game time.

      Early Contender for the most ridiculous post of the year.
      You need to stop listening to so called experts on TV.
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      Reply #294: Jan 27, 2021 06:14:27 pm
      You need to stop listening to so called experts on TV.

      Didi Hamann says pretty much what I say. Of course you guys are above those "experts", but I listen to them and then I look at the pitch and so far Hamann is right. But as I said: almost all players needed some time to settle into J├╝rgen's system, so still very good hope Thiago will be an asset rather than a burden very soon.
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      Reply #295: Jan 27, 2021 06:20:52 pm
      Didi Hamann says pretty much what I say. Of course you guys are above those "experts", but I listen to them and then I look at the pitch and so far Hamann is right. But as I said: almost all players needed some time to settle into J├╝rgen's system, so still very good hope Thiago will be an asset rather than a burden very soon.

      A burden? You make it sound like he has been garbage , not saying he has been perfect but in line with how the team is functioning and if you think his passing is slow and sideways then the other two really are struggling
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      Reply #296: Jan 27, 2021 06:31:27 pm
      If playing forward passes slows us down then snails pace will do for me.

      Dont care what Didi or anyone says, backwards, sideways, other sideways, cross, repeat....its moronic at this point.

      Alcantara will move the ball to the right places, he needs players to move to the right spaces, hes an artist but hes restricted at the moment by his role and the teams system
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      Reply #297: Jan 27, 2021 07:22:08 pm
      Didi Hamann says pretty much what I say. Of course you guys are above those "experts", but I listen to them and then I look at the pitch and so far Hamann is right. But as I said: almost all players needed some time to settle into J├╝rgen's system, so still very good hope Thiago will be an asset rather than a burden very soon.

      Didi Hamann talks absolute sh*te most of the time.
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      Reply #298: Jan 27, 2021 07:26:18 pm
      Didi Hamann says pretty much what I say. Of course you guys are above those "experts", but I listen to them and then I look at the pitch and so far Hamann is right. But as I said: almost all players needed some time to settle into J├╝rgen's system, so still very good hope Thiago will be an asset rather than a burden very soon.

      You do know some "experts" can talk sh*te also?
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      Reply #299: Jan 27, 2021 07:33:10 pm
      He makes the game slower and plays very horizontal, not much creativity or gravity towards the goal. Not so good. But give him some time and Klopp some time to teach him. He has the skills, so it should only be a thing of 2-3 weeks now where he gets serious game time.

      Thiago is the very least of our issues now.

      He might be no Dejan "World Class" Lovren but not a bad player.

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